Custom Error Pages
Learn what a Custom Error Page is, what role does it have and how to create one.
If a certain page on a site does not load for some reason or in case a link is not working, the site visitor shall see an error page with some generic message. The page shall have nothing in common with the rest of the site, which could make the visitor leave your website. A potential solution in cases like this is a feature offered by some web hosting providers - the ability to set your own custom-made error pages that shall have the same design and style as your Internet site and that can contain any text or images that you'd like depending on the particular error. There are four common errors which can take place and they involve these particular so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your web browser sends a bad request to the server and it cannot be processed; 401, in case you are supposed to log in to see some page, but you haven't done so yet; 403, if you don't have an authorization to see a particular page; and 404, if a link that you've clicked leads to a file that does not exist. In each of these cases, visitors will be able to see your personalized content as opposed to a generic error page.
Custom Error Pages in Web Hosting
You can set up customized error pages for each of your websites without difficulty if you use any of our web hosting. This could be done via the Hosted Domains part of the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all accounts and once you go there, you can set your custom pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You must upload the files to your account beforehand and input the links to them during the process. This feature may be de-activated whenever you want and the options you'll be able to pick from are a generic page from our system or a default Apache web server page. Customized error pages can be set with an .htaccess file as well. The file should be put into the domain or subdomain folder and it must incorporate some system code and links to the pages. If you're not tech-savvy, you may copy the whole content required for the file from our Help section.